Who is a Certified Hand Therapist?
A Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) is an occupational therapist or physical therapist
who has a minimum of five years of clinical experience, including 4,000 hours
or more in direct practice in hand therapy. In addition, the Certified Hand Therapist has
successfully passed a comprehensive test of advanced clinical skills and theory in
upper quarter rehabilitation. Because of changes in the profession, every CHT is
required to demonstrate continued professional development and competency by
recertifying every five years.